NT5014 : 'Return from Hornshole' Monument

taken 3 years ago, near to Hawick, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

'Return from Hornshole' Monument
'Return from Hornshole' Monument
This is also known as the 'Quincentenary statue' or the 'Callant's Return'. It was unveiled on 15 May 2014, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Hornshole Skirmish. The skirmish, of 1514, a year after the Battle of Flodden, happened when a band of young Hawick men, considered too young to fight with King James IV at Flodden, surprised and routed an English force under Lord Dacre which was camped nearby.

It depicts a callant handing over the captured Hexham Banner to the townspeople of Hawick. The towns people are depicted as either elderly or young because the adult males of the town had mostly died in the battle the year before.

It was sculpted at Beltane Studios, Peebles and cost around 80,000.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Statue 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5023 1444 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:25.2797N 2:47.2702W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 5019 1442
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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